Lemon-Blackberry Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. Buttermilk
  • Blackberry-Cassis Jam
  • Lemon Buttercream frosting

Quick Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen grilled chicken breast strips (about 3 cups)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta

Bread Machine Pumpkin Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional

Crazy Good Quick Garlic Noodles

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 fresh garlic cloves, minced (we always use 8)
  • 2 scallions, greens only (thinly sliced)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces noodles (see notes)
  • fried garlic, for topping

Directions

  1. INFUSE THE BUTTER: Heat a large pot with water and allow it to come to boil, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. While the water is boiling, grab a large, non-stick skillet and place it on medium-low heat. Add the butter, oil olive, garlic, and scallions. Let the butter infuse with the garlic for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. The garlic should barely sizzle here, you don’t want it to brown.
  2. GARLIC NOODLES: While the garlic is going, grab a small bowl and mix together the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and the sugar. When the garlic is cooked, kick the heat up to medium-high, stir in the prepared sauce; let cook for 30 seconds. Add the prepared noodles and toss with parmesan cheese (yes, parm!) Let the noodles cook for a minute so they soak up all that flavor. Top with fried garlic and serve immediately! That flavor is like NOTHING you’ll ever have.

Quick Bean and Rice Burritos

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese and reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Quick Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp ready-made toffee or chocolate sauce

Directions

  1. Pop the banana chunks on a flat tray and cover well. Freeze for at least 1 hr, or until frozen through. When ready to eat throw the banana into a food processor and whizz until smooth with enough of the milk to achieve a creamy texture. Scoop into 4 bowls or glasses, then top with the sauce and nuts.

Zucchini-Pineapple Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (about 13 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 1/2 medium zucchini)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • Baking spray with flour